Effectively managing a global team requires stellar leadership and communication skills coupled with a dynamic cultural awareness.
You need to collaborate in ways that energize employees to work together as one team across departments, languages, time zones and culture. When you embrace diversity and empower people across your global team, great things happen.
Here is how to construct and streamline your international operations.
Start with the Basics
Endeavouring to direct a team in a culture that you may just be starting to understand can be complex. It’s essential to start with the cultural basics: a working knowledge about gender roles, attitudes towards leadership, work norms and expectations are essential right from the word go.
Hire Regional Leaders
Strong regional leaders, with whom you communicate well, are key to your success. They absorb and model company values in your absence.
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